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About wyz

  • Birthday 11/27/1950

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    Connecticut, USA
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    Model shipbuilding is certainly one of my favorite avocations, especially sailing warships of the 18th century, but my love of ships/boats doesn't end there. If you'll excuse the pun, all sorts of craft "float my boat". As with so many modelers the list of ships I'd like to build far exceeds the time I have left on this earth to complete them. Time permitting, I'd like to scratch build a paddle wheel riverboat and an English 60 gun ship of the line circa 1730 after the HMS Camilla that I'm working on now. Too ambitious? Maybe.

    Some of my other interests are playing with my dog Toby, messing around with the computer I built, trying to learn something about the Linux operating system, sculpting in wood and stone, painting, reading about history, shooting pool, doing crossword puzzles, and going to "Movie Night" (a mid-week gathering at a friend's home). Oh, and let me not forget following the build logs on the MSW website. That gives me a lot of enjoyment. Yes, life is fun.

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  1. Very impressive model! This was a great build log to follow. Thank you for sharing.
  2. It's beautiful, just like everything else you've made. You have the magic touch.
  3. Following your build log for HMS Naiad was quite special, a real tour de force on plank on frame model shipbuilding. Your joinery all throughout the build was exquisite and something all modelers aspire to achieve. I look forward to seeing your next project. You certainly set the bar very high for yourself with this model. Thank you.
  4. The fairing of the exterior of the hull looks really nice.
  5. When this model is finished I hope it ends up in a place where lots of people can view it. Pandora is way too beautiful to reside in your home! The world needs to see this model.
  6. Wow! The work on those sails is off the scale nice. I envy your craftsmanship. Your Pandora is one of my favorite build logs to follow. Simply awesome!
  7. Congratulations YankeeD on your completion of the hull planking. It's an arduous and time consuming job well done. Those hull planks bent around that bluff bow look quite challenging. Tom
  8. Oh Keith, my heart beats funny when I look at your model of Altair. It is gorgeous. The women I dated in my life never had such pretty lines! Tom
  9. That stand is unlike anything I've ever seen....really classy looking. Tom
  10. I so look forward to your posts. It's such a pretty build. Tom
  11. Wow Siggi! That is one beautiful carving and paint job you did on that lion figurehead. Gorgeous! Tom
  12. What a wonderful build log to follow! Your work, as always, is exquisite. Tom
  13. Hi Mike, Thanks for the info on he riffler files. Your help is appreciated. Tom
  14. It's coming along nicely Mike. I have some questions about the file(s) you use to fair the frames. What are they? Make? Style? Cut(s)? Where did you purchase it (them)? Cost? Thanks Tom
  15. Merry Christmas to you too Ed. All through 2017, with each of your YA entries, the MSW group received an early present from you. Thank you Santa Tosti!

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